Assistant Inspector General for Audit Services (ES-0511)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 19, 2019
Closes
Oct 26, 2019
Function
Audit and Tax
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is also advertised under announcement number HHS-OIG-ES-0501-19-10613439. This announcement may be used to fill one or more vacancies.

OIG uses a streamlined, 5-page "résumé only" application method. Additional narratives are not required to apply.

OIG is ranked as the #1 agency in HHS by the Partnership for Public Service's "The Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" 2018 ratings. For more information about the HHS OIG, go to http://oig.hhs.gov/ .
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Responsibilities

The Office of Audit Services (OAS) examines the performance of HHS programs and/or HHS grantees and contractors in implementing their responsibilities and provides independent assessments of HHS programs and operations. These assessments help reduce waste, abuse, and mismanagement and promote economy and efficiency throughout HHS. OAS conducts audits using its own resources and oversees audit work done by others. We audit internal HHS groups/offices, and external entities such as state and local governments and individuals and facilities in private industry associated with HHS programs (for example, physician offices, hospitals, etc.). We conduct our work in accordance with Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States; the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996; applicable Office of Management and Budget circulars; and other legal, regulatory, and administrative requirements

As a member of the OAS senior executive team, under the general direction of the Deputy Inspector General for Audit Services, you will be responsible for one or more programs or areas of operation, including but not limited to:
  • Medicare Audits
  • Medicaid Audits
  • Administration for Children and Families Audits
  • National Institutes of Health Audits
  • Food and Drug Administration Audits
  • Indian Health Service Audits
  • Financial Statements

In carrying out these responsibilities, you will lead and provide executive guidance to staff on programs and operations dealing with an audit program portfolio and the Regional Inspectors General (RIGs) who carry out audit activities in their assigned geographic area or program portfolio. Specifically, you will:
  • Plan, develop, and direct an effective, comprehensive audit program designed to help ensure that all assigned programs are effectively and economically administered and comply with legal requirements concerning utilization of funds;
  • Conduct and oversee audits of the operations and programs of assigned portfolio;
  • Ensure all assigned Department Management responsibilities and activities are carried out efficiently and effectively while maintaining the financial integrity of Departmental operations; and
  • Oversee the internal quality assurance system, including periodic quality control reviews, to provide reasonable assurance that applicable laws, regulations, policies, procedures, standards and other requirements are followed for audit activities under your purview.
  • Represent the Deputy Inspector General for Audit Services or other senior officials in contacts with the Government Accountability Office and/or other Government organizations in connection with findings in assigned program areas. You may serve as liaison between the Department and other parties for the purpose of exchanging information of mutual benefit related to health care audit issues.
  • Serve as an expert and consultant to the OIG and OAS advisors and leaders to conceive, plan, and manage audit and financial functions, including critical, large-scale programs of national and international scope. Advisory efforts will focus on audit and financial program development.
  • Advise, teach, and coach culturally appropriate continuous process improvement principles and procedures. Assist counterparts in stimulating a process of continuous improvement of audit and financial operations in order to determine appropriate internal controls.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S Citizenship is required.
  • Registration with the Selective Service (if applicable).
  • Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation.
  • One year probationary period required for initial SES appointment.
  • Public Financial Disclosure Report is required.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing is required.
  • You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of this announcement.


Qualifications

Positive Education Requirement : This position has a positive education requirement, as indicated below. A complete transcript showing relevant coursework and degrees must be submitted with your application package. A list of completed courses or incomplete transcripts will not be accepted.

Specialized Experience : To be qualified for this position, your application must clearly reflect specialized experience in a managerial capacity with responsibility for providing supervisory direction to a large and diverse Federal, State, or local government agency or non-Federal organization responsible for conducting audits that promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the administration of programs and operations on a national level and preventing and detecting fraud and abuse in such programs and operations. Successful candidates will possess significant experience in the finance, accounting or auditing field that has led to recognized, well-established professional status. This experience must demonstrate sophisticated analytical skills, superior written and oral communication skills, good judgment, and experience in interacting with government and non-government officials. Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with State or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations.

As a basic requirement for entry into the Senior Executive Service (SES), your application must show evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability, and that is directly related to the duties of this position and the Technical Qualifications (TQs) and the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) listed below.

Technical Qualifications (TQs) -- Mandatory; your résumé must clearly show that you possess the following TQs:
  • Executive-level experience in directing and managing an audit staff assigned to Headquarters and field units with responsibilities for conducting financial, program, compliance, and economy and efficiency audits for a large multi-level Federal, State, or local government agency/organization.
  • Experience simultaneously managing multiple complex audits utilizing Government Auditing Standards and other legal, regulatory, and administrative requirements.
  • Experience with consensus (team) building in planning, conducting, reporting on audits, as well as gaining stakeholder support at the highest levels of an organization and agency implementation of recommendations.

  • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) -- Mandatory; your résumé must clearly show that you possess the following ECQs: Leading Change: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. (Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision) Leading People: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. (Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building) Results Driven: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. (Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility) Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. (Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management) Building Coalitions: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. (Competencies: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating)
    Fundamental Competencies are the foundation for success in each of the ECQs and should be evident over the course of your résumé: Interpersonal Skills; Oral Communication; Integrity/Honesty; Written Communication; Continual Learning; and Public Service Motivation.

    Additional information on the ECQs is available at http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp .

    Education

    Applicants for this position must meet the following educational requirement:

    A. Degree: accounting; or a degree in a related field such as business administration, finance, or public administration that included or was supplemented by 24 semester hours in accounting. The 24 hours may include up to 6 hours of credit in business law.

    -OR-

    B. Combination of education and experience: at least 4 years of experience in accounting, or an equivalent combination of accounting experience, college-level education, and training that provided professional accounting knowledge. The applicant's background must also include one of the following:
  • Twenty-four semester hours in accounting or auditing courses of appropriate type and quality. This can include up to 6 hours of business law;
  • A certificate as Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor, obtained through written examination; or
  • Completion of the requirements for a degree that included substantial course work in accounting or auditing; e.g., 15 semester hours, but that does not fully satisfy the 24-semester-hour requirement of paragraph A, provided that (a) the applicant has successfully worked at the full-performance level in accounting, auditing or a related field, e.g., valuation engineering or financial institution examining; (b) a panel of at least two higher level professional accountants or auditors has determined that the applicant has demonstrated a good knowledge of accounting and of related and underlying fields that equals in breadth, depth, currency, and level of advancement that which is normally associated with successful completion of the 4-year course of study described in paragraph A; and (c) except for literal conformance to the requirement of 24 semester hours in accounting, the applicant's education, training, and experience fully meet the specified requirements.


  • Foreign Education: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click on the link for a list of accrediting organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials.

    Additional information

    Security and Background Requirements: A background security investigation will be required for all appointees. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are also advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

    E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" System. Federal law requires DHS to use the E-Verify System to verify employment eligibility of all new hires, and as a condition of continued employment obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is an E-Verify Participant.

    Probationary Period: Persons newly selected for career appointment to the SES must have their ECQs approved by the OPM Qualifications Review Board and will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

    Relocation: Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses may be authorized subject to funds availability and the agency's determination that it would be in the best interest of the Government to authorize such payments as allowed by regulation. If relocation expense allowances are paid, you will be required to sign a one-year service agreement. Failure to fulfill the service agreement may require repayment of relocation expense allowances. A relocation incentive is not authorized.

    Mobility: Individuals selected for SES positions may be subject to reassignment across geographic, organizational, and functional lines.

    Financial Disclosure: This position is subject to public financial disclosure requirements and must be filed within 30 days of the appointment. For more information about Financial Disclosure and OGE Form 278, you may go to the Office of Government Ethics website at www.oge.gov and select Financial Disclosure. Frequently Asked Questions can be found at https://www.oge.gov/web/oge.nsf/Public%20Financial% 20Disclosure .

    Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by electronic direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

    Selective Service: As a condition of employment, all male applicants born after 12/31/1959, must have registered for the selective service. If selected for this position, the applicant must sign a statement certifying his registration, or the applicant must demonstrate exempt status under the Selective Service Law.

    Veterans' Preference does not apply to the SES.

    OPM must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES employees in the executive branch. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or non-career SES employee in the executive branch, your cover letter or résumé must reflect such appointment.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your résumé and responses to the Assessment Questionnaire are an integral part of the process for determining your basic and specialized qualifications for the position. Responses that are not supported by your résumé will eliminate you from consideration. Your application will be evaluated in the following manner.
  • Application packages will be reviewed for completeness. Incomplete or late packages will not receive further consideration.
  • Basic qualifications review. Your résumé and questionnaire will be reviewed to ensure that you meet the Specialized Experience Requirement. If you do not meet this requirement, you will not receive further consideration.
  • If it is determined that you meet the basic qualifications for the position, your application package will be further evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may be invited to participate in a structured interview, submit writing samples, and undergo reference checks. Top candidates may be required to submit further written documentation of qualifications.
  • The HHS OIG Executive Resources Board will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority. All information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. You should expect that we will verify performance, suitability, security information and take that information into account in making employment offers. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection, and/or appropriate disciplinary action.

  • All initial appointments to an SES position are contingent on approval from OPM's Qualifications Review Board unless the selectee has successfully participated in an OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program. An individual's initial SES career appointment becomes final only after the individual successfully completes a 1-year probationary period.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required
    Yes

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process
    Suitability/Fitness

    Required Documents

    The application method for this position is "Résumé Only." Your résumé must not exceed five (5) pages, plus an optional 2-page cover letter. Any information in excess of specified page limitations will not be evaluated.

    Do NOT include Personally Identifiable Information (PII) such as Social Security Number or Date of Birth on your cover letter, résumé, or any other document.


    You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
    • Resume
    • Transcript

    Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
    • Cover Letter
    • QRB Certificate (for OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program graduates)
    • Professional Certification
    • Resume
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
    • Transcript


    We strongly encourage you to tailor your cover letter and résumé specifically for this position to ensure it includes relevant examples of how you possess the specialized experience, technical qualifications, and the Executive Core Qualifications to enable reviewers to assess your eligibility and make qualitative distinctions among candidates for rating and ranking purposes.

    For résumé and application tips:
    • Review the OPM publication Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications .
    • For a suggested résumé format, go to http://oig.hhs.gov/career/resume-sample.pdf .
    • For Most Effective Resumes Tips visit: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Most_Effective_Resumes
    • Visit the YouTube Link for additional Tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqYkibnuiJU

    APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 pm (EASTERN TIME) ON 10/31/2019.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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